FOUR men have been arrested by police who are investigating the death of Raymond Dixon, taking the total to six.

Two men, aged 39 and 30, were arrested on suspicion of murder and two men, aged 40 and 50, were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Police have also appealed for information which they say could be "vital in giving his family the answers they deserve."

Shortly before 1.30am on Tuesday, February 12, police were called by the ambulance service to reports that a body had been found at a property in Myrtle Street North, Bury.

Officers attended and discovered the body of Mr Dixon, aged 50.

A post mortem examination revealed that Mr Dixon had been assaulted and died as a result of head injuries.

The total number of arrests in connection with his death now stands at six.

A 50-year-old man and a 44-year-old man were previously arrested on suspicion of murder.

The 39-year-old man has been released under investigation pending further enquires. The other men remain in custody for questioning.

Detective Inspector John Mulvihill, of Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, said: “Our work continues to establish the facts surrounding Raymond’s death and determine who is responsible.

“We have made four arrests in connection with his tragic death, but this investigation is very much ongoing and we are continuing to appeal for information.

“If there is anyone out there who knows something about this, or if you saw Raymond on Monday, February 11, please come forward to police as it could be vital in allowing us to piece together what happened and enable us to give his family the answers they deserve.”

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 6777, quoting incident number 96 of February 12, 2019, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.